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Title: Political instability and economic growth in Somalia
Authors: Adan, Ibrahim Omar
Keywords: Political instability
Economic growth
Somalia
Issue Date: Feb-2022
Publisher: Kampala International University, College of Humanities and Social Science
Abstract: This study aimed at establishing the effect of political instability and its effects on economic growth of Mogadishu Somalia. With the following Research Objectives 1) To determine the effect of political instability on employment creation in Mogadishu Somalia, 2) To establish the effect of political instability on poverty alleviation programs in Mogadishu Somalia, and 3) To examine the effect of political instability on infrastructural development in Mogadishu Somalia. This study was guided by the endogenous growth theory by Romer (1994). A descriptive research was used in this study. According to Donald and Pamela (2006), a descriptive study deals with the what, how and who of a phenomenon which is the concern for this study. The population of the study was therefore 200,000 from which the sample size of 399 respondents was determined from with the application of Solven’s formula. The effect of political instability on employment creation in Mogadishu Somalia was rated moderately high with an overall average mean value of 2.625, and a standard deviation of 1.173 interpreted as moderate existence which indicated that political instability could affect the constituent factors of growth in terms decreasing rates of productivity, closure of business ventures leading to little or no employment generation rates. The study concludes that political instability affects the constituent factors of growth in terms decreasing rates of productivity, closure of business ventures leading to little or no employment generation rates. It also adds that political instability as a sole fact cannot influence economic growth but instead it also dependent upon the rates of gross domestic product in the economy. That’s the lower the rate of the gross domestic product, the higher the chances for the political situations to become instable. Simultaneously building government capacity and responding to demands for democracy is difficult. Marginalization, a lack of voice, a lack of accountability often lies at the heart of instability in a continent that has experienced autocracy and bad governance for decades which breeds to political instabilities. Hence below are the recommendations of the study: Regional organizations (such as the Southern African Development Community and the Central African Economic Monetary Community need to take accountable governance seriously. Unless this happens, there’s a real danger that the draw of extremist groups will escalate.
Description: A thesis report presented to the college of humanities and social science in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the award of Master of development studies of Kampala International University
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12306/14218
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